Jan 8
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Photo courtesy Steve Johnson

Photo cour­tesy Steve Johnson

OH!!!! It hurts!!!! It HURTS!!!! Enough to shove me out of my almost year-long blog-posting slump to write about it!! Enough to make me use mul­ti­ple excla­ma­tion points, even though that’s usu­ally con­sid­ered improper and annoy­ing in even semi-formal writing!!

What hurts? THIS, from The Daily Beast on Jan. 7, 2016: Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 8
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The copy I was edit­ing was sup­posed to refer to butcher paper. Instead it read (slightly adapted to pre­serve client con­fi­den­tial­ity): “Butcher cut into small pieces.”

Yikes! Yes, proof­read­ers are a good thing!   😉

Jan 23
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'Day 73' photo (c) 2008, Bastian - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

I have a Google Alert for the phrase “copy edi­tor needed,” so every once in a while a pos­si­ble project oppor­tu­nity floats into my email inbox. I got a kick out of yesterday’s:

Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor Needed

… is look­ing for an Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor. The Assis­tant Copy Edi­tor will train under … the cur­rent copy edi­tor. … We are start­ing our search early because of the high spec­i­fi­ca­tions we have for this posi­tion. They are as fol­lows: Read the rest of this entry »

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